Mission San Luis Rey

Educational Travel Experiences

“Back to school” this year calls for creativity and ingenuity! As you tailor your student’s curriculum to keep them engaged and excited, we invite you to consider O’side as an extension of your classroom. Make the most of the city’s incredible natural landscape featuring beautiful marine life and aquatic lessons, in addition to the rich historical gems and artistic offerings your student can experience firsthand. Whether you’re schooling with a designated pod, roadschooling, worldschooling, unschooling, or classic homeschooling, Oceanside has activities that will enrich your program and be the perfect supplement to your curriculum.

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Surfer Ride a Wave in Oceanside

Awesome Events in August

The August calendar is smokin’ hot with some really “cool” events happening right here in Oceanside. Don’t miss out on the O’side Virtual Film Festival, Wine Cruise, Tea Tasting Experience, Live Music and more be sure to check out our list of 7 highlights that you won’t want to miss this August!

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Oceanside Pier Beach Ocean Wyndham

Visit Oceanside 10 Year Anniversary

Cheers to 10 Years for Visit Oceanside! Visit Oceanside is honored to receive a special proclamation in recognition of our 10th anniversary from Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss! Our destination management organization (DMO) was acknowledged for its careful crafting of a unique brand personality for Oceanside and success in bringing new tourism generating events and programs to the city.

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13 O’mazing Oceanside Zoom Backgrounds

Have you ever experienced Zoom fatigue? You know…the feeling that you can only sit at so many tables or couches around your house before you just get bored! We totally get it. We’ve all been there! To help make your next virtual team meeting, family happy hour or neighborly video call more O’riginal, we’re sharing our stunning Oceanside views straight to your screen. Enjoy the view!

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Least Tern Batiquitos Birding

San Diego County Summer Birding

The Summer Months in San Diego County bring about fantastic opportunities for birders to observe the local breeding grounds filled with new families of various species, including the endangered California Least Tern. As the Summer continues so does the excitement, with the post-breeding diffusion often resulting in unusual species sightings!

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Oceanside Pier Beach Ocean Wyndham

Take an Oceanside Virtual Vacation

To all you dreamers and vacation enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Embark on a digital escape to our favorite destination: Oceanside, CA. Join us as we share what a day in O’side looks like from sunrise in the Harbor to sunset as the waves crash into Oceanside’s 1,954-foot-long historical pier. Along the way, tour through natural preserves at the Buena Vista Lagoon, enjoy some fresh air at Guajome Park and wave “Hello” to our resident O’siders – the Harbor Sea Lions!

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The Questions You’ve Been Asking at the California Welcome Center

Oceanside’s California Welcome Center is a powerful resource for visitors and locals alike. Leading the way on TripAdvisor as the #1 thing to do in the city, the Welcome Center sees more than 60,000 visitors every year and the knowledgeable volunteers and staff hear every traveler question under the sun. For the times you can’t make the drive over to the California Welcome Center in Oceanside, check out these answers to some of the most common questions being asked right now, including discount ticket information, where to get a cup of great coffee and where you can eat while enjoying a great view!

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